A perfect reproduction of a 1950s design, this retro charcoal grill would please Elvis, as well as grill and smoke meats, poultry, seafood, and vegetables in the down-home manner he appreciated. It's heavy and sturdy, and rolls around a deck, patio, or lawn on semipneumatic rubber wheels. Made of cast aluminum for maximum heat radiation, the grill cooks foods uniformly, whether they're grilled quickly or slow-cooked and smoked under the hinged lid. Four adjustable vents and dampers provide precise temperature control. Aluminum side and bottom trays offer lots of room for holding food, utensils, and condiments. The grill assembles easily with screws and nuts (included) and measures 35 inches long, 16 1/2 inches wide, and 35 inches high. Because the cooking section detaches from the lightweight aluminum carriage, the entire unit can be quickly disassembled for a camping trip. --Fred Brack ... Read more
FeaturesDetaches from carriage for easy travelThick cast aluminum construction will never rustSmokes as well as it grillsUnique venting system for perfect temperature controlHinged cooking grid for easy refueling
Best and Most Versatile Charcoal Grill
The Portable Kitchen is simply the best and most versatile charcoal grill ever built. It is a great smoker; it is great for steaks, chops, burgers, dogs, etc. You can cook anything on it you can cook in the kitchen. It will even bake breads and pizza. I inherited mine from my dad, who bought it when I was in my teens (I am now in my 50's). I have burned up the grill and the charcoal grate, but the PK is still in use and doing well. It is at least 40 years old and going strong. I was not able to find replacements for the grill and grate so I repaired mine using expanded metal from the hardware store. For a while the PK was not available. It is grand to see that it is back in production and readily available. The grill and grate are also available for those of you who have burned up yours.
I bought my PK around 1967. It has been my primary outside smoker and griller throughout these years. The model I have appears to be somewhat smaller than the norm I see advertised with replacement grate and grill. I have been able to replace with a close approximation, the grate; but no luck with the grill. My units' grill is apprx 17.25" X 14", rounded corners.
Its a great unit. If anyone were looking for a universal cooker (smoker and griller) you simply cannot beat this unit. Some years ago, I caved in and got a multiple-burner gas grill, see-though door and all the bells-whistles. The gas grill just doesn't compare with the results from the PK.
nothing cooks like charcoal and none better than pk
just wish i had bought mine from amazon when their price was $249.99! lucky for me i found it on another site for $255.95 including FREE shipping!!
$5.00 TO $250.00
I BOUGHT MY PRTABLE KITCHEN BAR B QUE IN THE EARLY 1970'S WHEN
K-MART HAD THEIR FLASHING BLUE LIGHT SPECIALS. OVER THE YEARS THE GRILL PART RUSTED AWAY NUMEROUS TIMES AND I HAD A BLACK SMITH MAKE ME THE GRILLING SURFACE AND THE BASE THAT HOLDS THE CHARCOAL OUT OF EXPANDED STEEL, THIS ALSO DISENTAGRATED OVER TIME BECAUSE OF THE EXCESSIVE USE. I HAVE RECENTLY BOUGHT REPALCEMENT GRILLS FOR OTHER BAR B QUES WHICH SEEM TO ALMOST FIT AND HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FAKE IT. THE PLASTIC WHHELS DRIED OUT AND CRACKED AWAY. THE PASTIC HANDLE ON THE LID HAS BROKEN OFF. I AM EXCITED TO FIND THIS SITE ON THE INTERNET BUT I DON'T THINK I CAN SPEND THE $250.00 TO REPLACE THIS GREAT BAR B QUE GRILL THAT I PAID $5.00 FOR.
Best charcoal grill I ever used. I've used this grill all summer and just cooked some ribs tonight during a snow storm....because it is that good! I like the fact that the grate is hinged for easy lifting. I also love the storage space underneath. And since it is cast aluminum, it will never rust. The large cooking surface is very nice for large cook outs. For the money, this is undoubtedly the best grill you can buy.
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